The objective of the research on transgenerational evolution was to find the drivers of evolution and involution of people in their environments and discover the multiple pathways evolution opens for those who are involved in it.
Cultural changes occur along multiple generations and are catalyzed by technological changes. The discovery of fire, the wheel and gunpowder are examples of how cultural change is driven and catalyzed by technologies.
These changes begin being operational and end being part of the collective intelligence of the culture. Therefore, the introduction of structural changes in cultures requires, necessarily, having a transgenerational approach to evolution.
What became evident clear is that there exist no families that evolve and other families that involve. Different members of a new generation adopt different role towards evolution which defines their own evolution and influences the evolution of the family as a group.
Adolescence establishes a branch in evolution. This branch opens multiple structural alternatives that, on the surface, have infinite operational alternatives.
But there are two possible dominant evolutionary roles:
- The Adaptive role, that is driven by the need of personal freedom
- The Over-adaptive role, that is driven by the need of personal security
The adoption of one of them depends on the collective intelligence of the environment of individuals at the time of their adolescent rebellion and on their capacity to deal with the external influences. The knowledge of these roles allows catalyzing the adoption of adaptive roles and thus fostering the evolution of people and their environments.
NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research where the Unicist Evolutionary Approach was developed.